Definición de hummock en inglés:

hummock

Saltos de línea: hum|mock
Pronunciación: /ˈhʌmək
 
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sustantivo

1A hillock or knoll.
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • They watch for prey from slightly elevated perches such as hummocks, rocks, and fence posts.
  • They sat on a raised hummock, and soon the hummock became an island as the water rose about them.
  • Rounding off the pavilion's layers is a roof garden with grassy hummocks and a calm, reflecting pool.
Sinónimos
hillock, hump, mound, knoll, tump, prominence, eminence, elevation, rise, dune, barrow, tumulus; North Americanknob; South Africankoppie
archaic knap, monticle
1.1A hump or ridge in an ice field.
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • It can be a height of land, a hummock of ice, or any place of elevation that affords an observer a clear view of their surroundings to make good observations.
  • Just a tiny little ice hummock that had been pushed up to form kind of a dinner-sized tabletop platform of ice that we thought might fit a single tent.
1.2North American A piece of forested ground rising above a marsh.
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  • The resulting hummock and hollow microtopography of the forest floor is characteristic of mixed conifer and cedar swamps in New York state.

Origen

mid 16th century (originally in nautical use denoting a small hillock on the coast): of unknown origin.

Derivativos

hummocky

adjetivo
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • Topographically, it consists of uneven, hummocky terrain interspersed with small, shallow pools of highly acidic bog water.
  • In hummocky terrain, the wire is presently suspended above the soil surface over hollows.
  • They do not return to the vast hummocky moorlands until late May or even early June.

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